A district councillor is seeking justice after his wife allegedly was wrongly denied treatment for cancer by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where she eventually died. Wong Tai Sin councillor Lo Chiu-fai said yesterday his wife, Yip Siu-lin, was sent to Queen Elizabeth for treatment after she was diagnosed with lymphoma at Kwong Wah Hospital. But the Queen Elizabeth rejected the diagnosis and sent her back to Kwong Wah. She was readmitted for treatment about a month later, but died the next day. Mr Lo filed his complaint with the two hospitals and the Hospital Authority, but says that after waiting for months he received only a 'fabricated' and 'insincere' reply. 'The Queen Elizabeth Hospital denied that my wife was suffering lymphoma,' Mr Lo said. 'But she died of this illness in less than a month's time after she was rejected. 'This medical blunder has deprived our children of a mother, me of my wife, and my mother-in-law of a dear daughter. It might have been a different picture if my wife had been given proper treatment earlier.' Mr Lo's wife was admitted to Kwong Wah Hospital last November with sustained fever and symptoms of pneumonia. After two months of observation, the hospital, with advice from Princess Margaret Hospital, diagnosed Yip with lymphoma, a type of cancer that starts in immune system cells, and the bone marrow disorder myelofibrosis. It transferred her to the department of clinical oncology at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in January for chemotherapy, reporting that she was physically fit for the treatment at that time. Mr Lo showed a letter from a medical and health officer in the department, Cheung Foon-yiu, who quoted a doctor named John K.C. Chan as saying there was no evidence of either lymphoma or myelofibrosis and 'no definitive evidence of malignancy'. In his notes, Dr Chan wrote that the medical report was 'unsubstantiated', and ruled 'no follow up' for Yip. However, she was diagnosed with lymphoma for a second time by Kwong Wah Hospital in February, and admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital on February 14. The hospital then declared she was not physically fit for chemotherapy, but offered the treatment with the couple's consent. Yip died the next day. Queen Elizabeth Hospital said last night 'a thorough explanation of treatment and examination was made to the patient's relatives'.